Brendan Melchin & The Forward Bound

Brendan Melchin & The Forward Bound

A contemporary jazz ensemble based in Halifax, NS, whose purpose is to perform original compositions and arrangements by local, emerging artists. The Forward Bound consider jazz to be more an approach than a genre and their music explores the balance between compositional structure and the improvisational spirit of jazz as it navigates various stylistic influences.

Mushkat

Mushkat

Bill Travis writes and performs in English and Spanish, backing up his own guitar playing with mouthed horn impersonations. His songs deal with existential crises, coincidence, and a unique take on the everyday, drawing on his many musical teachers and influences for his slightly askew folk-pop sound.

The Blue Lane

The Blue Lane

The Blue Lane is a Halifax-based “Jazz Rock” trio that creates a fusion of rockabilly, jazz, blues, indie rock and pop music. The Blue Lane has a unique sound, weaving sultry vocals, intricate harmonies, jazzy guitar shreds and passionately thick beats.